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About Smooth Move USA

Smooth Move USA was founded on the principles of hard work, superior customer service and an eagerness for community involvement. Smooth Move USA has humble beginnings and was founded in 2006 by JR March. With a wealth of moving knowledge and experience, JR broke from the large national chain of moving companies to start out on his own. After several years of hard work, and excellent customer service JR decided to try his hand in other ventures, and set off for greener pastures. At that time the company was sold to Jesse Lovan and Chris Shipp. Under new this new partnership Smooth Move USA was able to offer an even higher level of customer service.

The People behind Smooth Move USA

Jesse Lovan was born in Fountain Valley, California just a little over 100 miles south of Bakersfield, CA. Jesse’s family moved to Bakersfield, CA at the age of 4 years old where he attended and completed his childhood education. Jesse graduated in the top 5% of his class in 2002 from Liberty High School where he was involved in student government and many sports during that time. Jesse also received several academic scholarships during his time in high school. After high school Jesse attended Bakersfield College while working construction during his off time. Once college was finished, he went on to a career in sales and marketing. In 2010 Jesse Lovan and Chris Shipp devised a plan to go into business together. No stranger to hard work, Chris and Jesse set out on the journey to become a successful moving and storage business. Now almost 10 years later, Jesse operates one of the largest moving and storage businesses in the county. Jesse enjoys traveling with his wife and family when not working. Now as a pillar of the local community Jesse, Chris and Smooth Move try to give back to their local communities wherever possible.

Chris Shipp was born and raised in Bakersfield, California and is proud to call it home. He attended Rio Bravo Greeley from kindergarten through 8th grade and then went to Liberty High School where he played football. Chris and his team won the first section championship of school history. After finishing high school at Liberty, Chris continued his education and football at Bakersfield College. After graduation, he decided that it was best to help run his grandparents farm. That lasted about 4 years until they sold it and retired. Chris wasn’t exactly sure yet, which way he wanted to take his career path, so he decided to get into sales. He knew that sales would be a great foundation for his future in business. After a couple of years of sales, Jesse and Chris had the opportunity to start their own company. Both knew, they wanted to be in business for themselves for a long time and they now finally had the chance. It was humble beginnings of very long days with no free time, but as they were grinding through the dog days of summer, Chris and Jesse knew that if they kept putting their customers first and doing a great job it would finally pay off. Now they instill the same beliefs into their Smooth Move USA employees. Chris continues to follow his passion of football coaching at Garces High School for the last 10 years. Chris’ favorite hobbies are snowboarding, Mountain biking, anything outdoors, and helping out the community any way he can. Last but certainly not least Chris’ greatest joy of all is being a husband to his beautiful wife and father to two amazing girls.

Our Mission at Smooth Move USA

Smooth Move USA hold its self to higher standards. We do this by employing only the best and most skilled movers and personnel. Most of all we make sure that they are trustworthy, hard working, and in good standing with the community. Secondly, we really do care about your move and you will see the difference from the very first point of contact. You will never be treated as just another job, no matter how big or how small. Most of all, we are honest and upfront in all aspects of your move from first consultation to your final bill. Never any hidden fees or surcharges. Smooth Move USA is licensed with the CA Public Utilities Commission, and you should always beware of rogue/unlicensed movers offering low ball pricing!

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  • These guys work hard; Carol's, Andre C. and Daniel!

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    Kay K.
    3/06/2019

    5 star ratingThe move went extremely well.  Manager Keith returned my initial call promptly and did a great job scheduling.  Movers Carlos and Andre showed up right on time, and were extremely courteous and professional.  They had a job and they did... read more

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    Thomas D.
    2/01/2019

    5 star ratingBest moving company! At first, I was hesitant to move out during a rainy day but Jose, Richey and Carlos did an outstanding job moving my stuff safely. They will do the job during rain, snow, hurricane, drought.. I strongly... read more

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    Alex G.
    2/01/2019

    5 star ratingBest movers in the world

    Every guy that works there are amazing, honest caring guys!!!!!!

    Thank you Smooth Move

    Sandy Rios

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    Sandy R.
    1/30/2019
  • 5 star ratingOn time and professional. Nick and Reggie went out of their way to be helpful moving our mother into assisted living.

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    Rick J.
    1/06/2019

    5 star ratingChris, I just wanted to tell you that Carlos and Andre were FANTASTIC!! They were careful, fast, friendly, courteous, and amazingly helpful. I was blown away by their professionalism and wanted to commend them and YOU for your choice of... read more

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    John G.
    12/12/2018

    These are some good folks in Bakersfield..they repositioned my load for weight reasons. 100$. Good folks.

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    Ric G.
    10/03/2018

    5 star ratingToday was moving day from a home I have owned for 23 years. You can imagine how much I had. Kevin was my moving consultant & he was very nice. Tomas & Mike had the hard part of moving my... read more

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    Vickie S.
    10/01/2018
  • 5 star ratingChris, Kevin and Carlos and his team were so great to work with! They were so kind to me and went above and beyond what was expected of them. Thanks for making our move a lot less work and hassle...... read more

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    Emily H.
    9/28/2018

    4 star ratingSmooth Move did a fantastic  job moving our entire house in one day from Bakersfield to Nipomo. Carlos Davids and the crew handled our goods with great care. Thank you.

    One note:  make sure you go through the contract closely....
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    William A.
    9/03/2018

    5 star ratingMove to Bakersfield Ca from Burbank. Crew was quick and helped pack items that I had not finished. Best possible result from a tough move of entire household.

    Recommend for any jobs to or from Bakersfield

    RJR

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    RJ R.
    7/19/2018

    4 star ratingGreat company! Wish they would offer a prorate it took less then an hour(and they showed up 15 min late) and was charged the full($314) allotted time of 2 1/2 hours. Which I understand staff has to be paid but... read more

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    Lily G.
    5/18/2018